Wikifying your interface: Facilitating community-based interface translation

M. Cameron Jones, Dinesh Rathi, Michael Bernard Twidale

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We explore the application of a wiki-based technology and style of interaction to enabling the incremental translation of a collaborative application into a number of different languages, including variant English language interfaces better suited to the needs of particular user communities. The development work allows us to explore in more detail the design space of functionality and interfaces relating to tailoring, customization, personalization and localization, and the challenges of designing to support ongoing incremental contributions by members of different use communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS2006
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Nov 16 2006
EventProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS2006 - University Park, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2006Jun 28 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS


OtherProceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityUniversity Park, PA


  • Community-based technology
  • Customization
  • Intel-nationalization
  • Mash-ups
  • Personalization
  • Wikis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software

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